March is Red Cross Month

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 7:00am to Friday, March 31, 2017 - 7:00pm

Join the Red Cross movement this March by giving blood

 

(March 1, 2017) – All eligible blood donors are encouraged to give blood and help save lives in March, Red Cross Month. Donating is easier than ever with the Blood Donor App and RapidPass.

 

With the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, donors can conveniently schedule and manage donation appointments, access their donor card, track the impact of their donations and earn rewards. Donors can also save up to 15 minutes at the blood drive by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questions online at redcrossblood.org/RapidPass before coming to their appointments.

 

“I've always thought it was the right thing to do, to donate when it was convenient for me,” said Lance Ford. “But after my triplets were born premature and needed transfusions in the neonatal intensive care unit, I decided that it was more important to seek out opportunities to donate, rather than just waiting until it was convenient to me. The Red Cross apps and notifications make it very easy to find a location near you, and they are so courteous, respectful and efficient. There is really no excuse not to donate. It's such a small thing that makes such a big difference!”

 

March has been recognized as Red Cross Month by every U.S. president since 1943 in celebration of the Red Cross volunteers who help those in need by giving their time, money or blood. Join their ranks by making an appointment to give blood by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Davis County

 

Centerville

3/17/2017: 2 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Centerville South Stake, 270 North 300 East

3/30/2017: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Centerville Canyon View Stake, 2110 North Main

 

Clearfield

3/24/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Clearfield Stake, 935 S. State St.

 

Kaysville

3/30/2017: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Kaysville Utah West Stake, 1449 South Thoroughbred Way

 

Layton

3/16/2017: 8 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Layton Blood Donation Center, 852 W. Hill Field Road, Suite B

3/16/2017: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Layton Utah Creekside Stake, 900 South Flint

3/17/2017: 8 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Layton Blood Donation Center, 852 W. Hill Field Road, Suite B

3/17/2017: 1:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Layton Blood Donation Center, 852 W. Hill Field Road, Suite B

3/18/2017: 9 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Layton Blood Donation Center, 852 W. Hill Field Road, Suite B

3/20/2017: 8 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Layton Blood Donation Center, 852 W. Hill Field Road, Suite B

3/21/2017: 1 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Layton Blood Donation Center, 852 W. Hill Field Road, Suite B

3/22/2017: 1 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Layton Blood Donation Center, 852 W. Hill Field Road, Suite B

3/23/2017: 8 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Layton Blood Donation Center, 852 W. Hill Field Road, Suite B

3/23/2017: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Layton North Stake, 1954 E. Antelope Dr.

3/24/2017: 8 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Layton Blood Donation Center, 852 W. Hill Field Road, Suite B

3/24/2017: 1:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Layton Blood Donation Center, 852 W. Hill Field Road, Suite B

3/27/2017: 8 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Layton Blood Donation Center, 852 W. Hill Field Road, Suite B

3/28/2017: 1 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Layton Blood Donation Center, 852 W. Hill Field Road, Suite B

3/29/2017: 1 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Layton Blood Donation Center, 852 W. Hill Field Road, Suite B

3/30/2017: 8 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Layton Blood Donation Center, 852 W. Hill Field Road, Suite B

3/31/2017: 8 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Layton Blood Donation Center, 852 W. Hill Field Road, Suite B

3/31/2017: 1:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., Layton Blood Donation Center, 852 W. Hill Field Road, Suite B

 

North Salt Lake

3/31/2017: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., North Salt Lake Utah Legacy Stake, 954 West 1100 North

 

Woods Cross

3/22/2017: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Woods Cross Stake, 2064 South 800 West

 

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Weber County

 

Eden

3/30/2017: 2:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., Hunstville Utah Stake, 6450 E. 1900 N.

 

Ogden

3/20/2017: 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., American Red Cross Northern Utah Chapter, 2955 S. Harrison Blvd.

3/22/2017: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Weber County Employees, 2380 Washington Blvd.

3/27/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Weber County Sheriff's Office, 721 West 12th St.

 

Ogden

3/30/2017: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Ogden Rock Cliff Stake - Suncrest Building, 1000 Suncrest Drive

 

Ogden

3/31/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., DaVinci Academy, 2033 Grant Avenue

 

Plain City

3/16/2017: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Plain City Stake, 4375 West 2350 North

 

Roy

3/17/2017: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Roy Utah Stake, 5301 South 2100 West

3/23/2017: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Roy West Stake, 5080 South 3100 West

 

Washington Terrace

3/23/2017: 2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Washington Terrace East Stake, 4760 South 200 East

 

Volunteers needed

Another way to support the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross is to become a volunteer transportation specialist and deliver lifesaving blood products to local area hospitals. Volunteer transportation specialists play a very important role in ensuring an ample blood supply for patients in need by transporting blood and blood products. For more information and to apply for a volunteer transportation specialist position, visit rdcrss.org/driver.

 

How to help

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

 

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

 

 

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